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Assault on Yavin 4
Conflict

Galactic Civil War (Operation Skyhook)

Date

0 BBY

Place

Yavin 4

Outcome

Imperial victory

Combatants

Galactic Empire

Alliance to Restore the Republic

Strength
Casualties

Light

Heavy

The Assault on Yavin 4 took place just prior to the Battle of Yavin.

Contents

Background

A legion of stormtroopers was sent to Yavin 4 to confirm a Rebel presence and to gain a foothold on the planet, prior to the main assault by the approaching Death Star.

The battle

While Rebel defensive forces set up laser turrets and command areas in a temple on one side of the Massassi Fighting Arena, Imperial squads quickly secured the east overlook inside the square arena. Stormtroopers then rushed down to the ground of the arena and enaged the Rebels in the maze of channels. Reinforcements for both sides poured in through tunnels into the arena as the Empire took the arena floor.

Rebels defending their overlook command center fired down on the Imperial troops, taking several casualties. After several minutes, the Empire rushed up to the west overlook, blasted the anti-infantry turret and captured the area.

While the heat of battle was in the fighting arena, Imperial scout troopers stealthily advanced around the perimeter of the ancient stadium and were able to capture the opposite vehicle post. Now the other Imperials could easily raid the arena from any side, a quick defeat consequently meeting the doomed Rebels.

The last obstacle was the small temple that the Rebels had reinforced with two turrets and a squad of Rebel combat speeders, some of which were under fire from AT-STs which had advanced on either side of the arena. Stormtroopers suddenly attacked through the tunnel and tall stairways from the arena, coming in a devastating wave at the Rebels, who were soon obliterated.

Aftermath

This base would later be deserted during the Battle of Yavin, when all Imperials had withdrawn to the Death Star. Several attempts at establishing a foothold following that confrontation were routed out by Rebels. After the Evacuation of Yavin, the arena was abandoned for good.

Appearances

  • Star Wars: Battlefront
Battles of Yavin 4
Assault · Second Battle
Raid · Blockade · Third Battle
Fourth Battle · Evacuation
Operation: Skyhook / Death Star I campaign
Orron III · AX-235 · Death Star · Polis Massa
Kalla VII · Despayre I · Despayre II · Danuta
Toprawa · Tatooine · Alderaan · Yavin IV · Yavin
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